After Capello, England wonders what’s next

By: Kiran Balan

With the sudden resignation of Fabio Capello, the English Football Association has been left scrambling for a replacement. According to press reports and rumors, the F.A. prefers a manager who is English, but is England ready to give another Englishman a chance after the failures of Steve McClaren?

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Top 10 Deadline Day Transfers: January 2012

By: Kiran Balan and Joe Ballard

Another January, another Transfer Deadline Day done and dusted. It might not have been the barnstormer of big-name moves we were hoping for, but there were still plenty of surprise transfers all around England and even some here in America’s MLS. My colleague Kiran and I are bringing you our top ten transfers from Deadline Day and our thoughts on how these players could impact their new clubs.

Nikica Jelavic:

Rangers FC to Everton (Undisclosed Fee)

Jelavic signed a four-and-a-half year deal with David Moyes’ side on Tuesday for a fee thought to be in the range of £6 million. The precociously talented striker signed with Glasgow Rangers in 2010, quickly becoming their star man up front and leading them to two Scottish Premier League titles. The EPL will be a big step up for the Croatian, but he has the skills to acclimate and could be the spark Everton needs to kick-start their season. An excellent piece of business for Moyes’ team.

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Tottenham Hotspur: 2012 Premier League Champions?

It already seems a lifetime ago when the “Big Four” – Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool – consistently dominated the rest of the Premier League. Everton broke the barrier once, but quickly fell back into their upper mid-table position. But over the past couple of years that barrier has been shattered by Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. You already know all about how City and their riches are taking over the league, but the path of Tottenham and their old-fashioned “wheeler dealer” manager Harry Redknapp is a little less obvious. For the past few years, they’ve become known as pretenders to the title race. But it’s time to forget about that – they are the real deal this time around. Here’s why: Read more of this post